Tuesday, October 23, 2012

News at Eleven: In cadence and content, [Robert] Gibbs

recollects the ex-cathedra naturalism of Yankee poet Robinson Jeffers as well as the Anglo-Saxon 'Beat' impulses of Canuck poet Earle Birney.

Let's let lines speak for themselves: "Light trims the white edges of the bay,/Limestone licked clean by salt-loving tongues"; "Whatever the lighthouse means . . . flaring round/off-beat with the foghorn . . ./in this watery envelope/where black-backed gulls work their wings/indifferently. . . ."

from The Chronicle Herald: Excellent works showcase poets Gibbs, Fetherling


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